Is the question my husband asked me this morning when I mentioned that I was going to enroll in the Centering program at our hospital. It is a group of 8-10 women with similar due dates who together meet every few weeks with a midwife and hold discussions related to our pregnancies and have our exams. Maybe I should reassure him that it is only for extremely low risk pregnancies and if anything happens to change my risk level, I will be immediately referred to an OB, who will take over care. Besides, this baby will be born in a tertiary center. The only thing they could not handle would be neonatal heart transplant (there is a nearby hospital that can, should it be necessary). I see it as taking responsibility for my own care in partnership with the wisdom of my provider. I think he'd rather me submit to the medical model of care and not question. He fears something going wrong, then what? I believe that childbearing is a normal function.
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9/3/08 at 2:20pm